75-year-old man falls to his death in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

75-year-old man falls to his death in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


A 75-year-old man fell 100 to his death in a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where he landed below the crater rim of a viewing area of Kilauea volcano, officials said.

The man, a resident of Hilo who has not been named, apparently fell Sunday night west of the Uekahuna viewing area at the volcano’s summit, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

National Park Service rangers and Hawaii County firefighters searched for the man after his family reported him missing early Monday. A helicopter was flown in to recover his body.

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Visitors have been going to the park at night to get a glimpse of a glowing lava lake from the volcano, which began to erupt in September, according to CBS News.

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